The canton of Basel-Stadt is located in the heart of Europe, where Switzerland, France and Germany meet. Basel is an attractive place to live, reside and work, the most dynamic economic region in Switzerland and one of the most productive and innovative in the world. According to Mercer's 2019 ranking, Basel is one of the top ten cities in the world for quality of life. The canton of Basel-Stadt offers more than 190,000 jobs for people from Switzerland and abroad. In and around Basel, you will find a unique density of innovative companies, a cosmopolitan culture and an international environment. People from around 160 nations live in the city-canton. Also called the "Cultural Capital of Switzerland", Basel offers an exceptionally dense, high-quality and internationally renowned cultural program in a small area. For decades, the canton of Basel-Stadt has pursued a progressive environmental and climate policy that serves as a role model. In 2022, the electorate of the canton of Basel-Stadt approved the counter-proposal to the "Climate Justice Initiative", which envisages a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2037.
The Smart City Basel uses digital technologies and data in a targeted manner to ensure quality of life, enable innovation and promote sustainable development while conserving resources.
Cantonal and urban development thinks and develops the city of tomorrow, together with all interested parties. Sustainability and climate protection are the focus. So that Basel-Stadt will continue to have sufficient and affordable living space, lively neighborhoods, green oases and a thriving economy in the future.